Advisory Board

Dr. Mads Haahr

Mads Haahr, Ph.D. is Lecturer, Distributed Systems Group, School of Computer Science and Statistics, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. He is also Editor-in-Chief of Crossings: Electronic Journal of Art and Technology and he runs RANDOM.ORG.
RANDOM.ORG offers true random numbers to anyone on the Internet. The randomness comes from atmospheric noise, which for many purposes is better than the pseudo-random number algorithms typically used in computer programs. People use RANDOM.ORG for holding drawings, lotteries, and sweepstakes, to drive games and gambling sites, for scientific applications and for art and music. This service has existed since 1998.
His main research is in middleware support for new types of applications and new types of computing environments, such as mobile and ubiquitous computing. His research interests include mobile and ubiquitous computing, self-organizing systems, interactive and location-aware narrative, computer game studies, and artificial intelligence for games.
Mads authored The Art/Technology Interface: Innovation and Information Jockey: The Dubious Role of the 21st-century Academic, and coauthored Supporting CORBA Applications in a Mobile Environment, A Case-Based Approach to Spam Filtering that Can Track Concept Drift, Social Network Analysis for Routing in Disconnected Delay-Tolerant MANETs, Personalized, Collaborative Spam Filtering, Filtering and Scalability in the ECO Distributed Event Model, A Dynamic Proxy Based Architecture to Support Distributed Java Objects in a Mobile Environment, and Creating an Adaptive Network of Hubs Using Schelling’s Model.
He was Visiting Student, Computer Science at the University of British Columbia from 1994 to 1995. He earned his BSc in Computer Science and English at the University of Copenhagen in 1996, his MSc in Computer Science at the University of Copenhagen with the thesis “Implementation and Evaluation of Scalability Techniques in the ECO Model”, and his Ph.D. in Computer Science at Trinity College Dublin in 2003 with the thesis “Supporting Mobile Computing in Object-Oriented Middleware Architectures”. He was Visiting Scholar, Interactive Narrative at Georgia Institute of Technology from 2008 to 2009.